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Bay Area Food Festivals and Events - September, 2012

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9/5 6pm Oakland - Meet the Brewer, at Beer Revolution with Ruhstaller Brewing

9/10-16 Livermore - Wente Vineyards, Heirloom Tomato Week

9/16 Oakland - Oliveto's Celebration of the Tomato, tomato tasting Sept. 16 (tickets: $15)

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  1. Eat Real Fest, Oakland -- Jack London Square 9/21-23


        1. Mitsuwa Marketplace
          Hokkaido Fair inside the store, San Jose
          9/27 Th - 30 Sun
          Miso Ramen $10.90 + tax; Melon soft ice cream, etc.

          Salsa Festival
          Redwood City
          Sat Sept 29 from 12-8
          Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, RWC

            1. 9/7 6pm - 10pm Oakland Jack London Sq., 4-course Dinner and
              9/8 2pm - 5pm Oakland, Beerwalk

              The 2012 Northern California Beer Festival Dinner, which aids the St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County's Kitchen of Champions Culinary Training Program

              1. 9/8 - Boun Kao Padupdeen, Lao Food Festival, Wat Lao Saysettha, Santa Rosa
                Join North Bay 'hounds for a chowdown starting at noon

                9/9 - Family Winemakers, San Francisco

                9/15 - Rock Make Festival, San Francisco

                9/20 - Cafeteria Man screening and panel discussion, San Francisco

                9/30 - Roli Roti - 10th Year Anniversary, Berkeley
                "Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year in the mobile food and catering business. It’s a wonderful occasion for us, and we are very proud about the progress we’ve made.
                In celebration, we are hosting a “pop up” at Chez Panisse Restaurant. We are serving our famous porchetta sandwiches, delicious salads, and little snacks. All proceeds support the work of Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Project.
                Please be our guest for a private reception with Roli Roti founder Thomas Odermatt, and Alice Waters.
                Sunday, September 30
                Lunch – noon to 3 p.m.
                Outdoors at Chez Panisse Restaurant 1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California"

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                1. re: Melanie Wong

                  Stopped by the Lao temple friday night and learned how to make the handmade rice noodles for the kao piaj and watched the chicken stock preparation. Here's the menu for today's festival, plus a couple additional desserts are in the works.

                2. 9/8 - 9/9 Pittsburg - 28th Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival

                  Adults -- $10
                  Kids under 15 -- $5
                  Kids under 5 -- free
                  Seniors over 62 -- $5

                  Saturday 10a - 8p
                  Sunday 10a - 6p

                  1. 9/7 & 8 - Cloverdale Car Show (Frozen Gourmet Art Ice cream will be there on the 8th)

                    9/8 - Wines with Altitude, Treasure Island, San Francisco

                    1. Heirloom Veggies next week in Santa Rosa

                      The second annual National Heirloom Exposition Sept. 11-13 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds

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                      1. re: Cynsa

                        Wonderful not only to see and touch, but to taste and smell.

                        Awesome event - open tonight and tomorrow.

                        Be ready to be inspired.

                        Bring an appetite:

                        The rare fruit growers are there too.

                        local newspaper - photos +

                        1. re: Columba

                          More vendors, more exhibits, more visitors. Amazing 3-days! I collected more seed catalogs than I knew existed.

                      2. 9/15 - Slow Food's Fresh Food Picnic, Santa Rosa

                        9/16 - Farm to Fermentation Festival, Petaluma

                        9/26 - Late Summer Farm Forum, Petaluma Seed Bank
                        Future of food and farming in Sonoma County - Marcy Smothers & Clark Wolf

                        9/29 - Boun Khao Salak food sale and full moon festival, Wat Lao Saysettha, Santa Rosa
                        This may be the last one of the year.

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                        1. re: Melanie Wong

                          For a $50 discount on the Slow Food Picnic on 9/15, use this link and the password "friends" (courtesy of Namu Gaji)

                          1. re: Melanie Wong

                            Wat Lao Saysettha posted this menu for tomorrow's food festival (9/29, Santa Rosa)

                            "Don't forget to visit us tomorrow for Boun Kao Saluk fundraising food sale. The menu includes:
                            Noodle Soup (pho with Lao flavor)
                            Laarb beef (Beef salad)
                            Nam Kao (traditional Lao Rice Salad w/ lots of herbs and spices)
                            Red Curry Soup with fresh garden picked Kobacha, over rice
                            Papaya Salad
                            Grilled Chicken with herb seasoning
                            Fried Banana Dessert
                            Thai Ice Tea & Coffee, other flavorful drinks."

                          2. 9/15-9/16 Santa Rosa - Glendi

                            Glendi International 23rd Annual Food Fair

                            September 15th, 11am-9pm
                            September 16th, Noon-6pm
                            St. Seraphim Orthodox Church 90 Mountain View Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407 Admission is $5, Children under 12 FREE ... festival of foods from Russia, Romania, the Middle East, the Balkans, Greece and Eritrea.


                              1. There's a Greek Festival at a church in Concord this weekend 9/15-16.

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                                1. re: chocolatetartguy

                                  is this it?
                                  9/14-16 Concord
                                  2012 Greek Festival
                                  St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
                                  1955 Kirker Pass Road, Concord
                                  (925) 676-6967
                                  Friday: 9/14/2012 5:00 PM - 11:00
                                  Saturday: 9/15/2012 Noon - 11:00 PM
                                  Sunday: 9/16/2012 Noon - 8:00 PM

                                2. 9/21-23 San Francisco, Annunciation Cathedral, Greek Festival, 245 Valencia Street


                                  1. Two Indonesian events going on same day September 15

                                    Indonesia Day 2012
                                    19th Annual Indonesia Day, Saturday, 15 September 2012, 10 am - 5 pm at Union Square, San Francisco. http://www.indodaysf.com/

                                    N.E.S.O's (Netherlands Society of Northern California) Fall Bazaar
                                    Arts and Crafts, Food and Snacks (Indonesian and Dutch Style
                                    )Entrance fee: $ 2 per person; Children under 12 free
                                    September 15, 2012 11:00am until 3:00pm
                                    Newark Swiss Park Inc
                                    5911 Mowry Ave, Newark, California 94560-5005

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                                    1. re: Mul

                                      If you had a chance to attend one or both, how were they? Wish I could have been there.

                                      1. re: Melanie Wong

                                        I went to the NESO one; unfortunately not that many vendors are there, only 3 Indonesians vendor shows up. The regulars are somehow taking a break. In the past, there were like 8 Indonesian food vendors + Dutch. It's probably due to the same event going on in SF.
                                        My regular favorite, Nasi Padang by Yetty, didn't show up. Hopefully next one will be better, they seems to do this every season / 3 months.

                                    2. 9/17-23, San Francisco Cocktail Week
                                      Grubstreet discount http://sanfrancisco.grubstreet.com/20...

                                      9/19 - Square Belly Food Forum, Santa Rosa

                                      9/20 - Women in Wine, Napa Valley Museum

                                      9/21 - Meatopia, Eat Real Festival, Oakland

                                      9/22 - From Peasants to Entrepreneurs:
                                      The Italian American Experience in the North Coast Wine Industry, Wine Library in Healdsburg

                                      9/25 - Gelateria Naia Farewell Party, Berkeley

                                      9/29 -- Party on Block 18, San Francisco

                                      1. 9/29 1:00p-2:30p San Francisco Asian Art Museum - "The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from Around the World," cooking demo and talk by author Linda Lau Anusasananan



                                        1. 9/29 - Fundraiser for Sam Wo reconstruction at Cameron House in Chinatown, San Francisco